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Lgbt Immigration Equality

Stealing Lives (And Getting Away With It)

Brandon Perlberg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Brandon Perlberg

More than a year ago, I was forced into exile because the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prevents me from sponsoring my same-sex British partner for a green card, so he had to return to the UK, and I went with him. There are 81 people in Washington who owe me my life back.

Not Just an 'Issue' -- Invisibility in the Immigration Debate Hurts Real People

Brian Pacheco | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Pacheco

Media should stop distracting Americans with coverage about the political games being played around immigration reform, which reduces it to simply an "issue" and as a result divorces it from the people whose lives hang in the balance.

How the Son of Immigrants Came Around on Immigration

Brian Pacheco | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Pacheco

It is time for us as Americans to start asking questions about how we can make this country better. The time is now to enact a fair and humane immigration reform.

Chelsea Kiene

Two GOP Lawmakers Continue Support Of Same-Sex Immigration Equality | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Republican House members joined a group of Democrats on Tuesday in demanding that immigration reform legislation include equal right...

Emily Swanson

Americans Support Same-Sex Couples In Immigration Reform | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

More Americans support than oppose allowing gay and lesbian citizens to sponsor foreign spouses for U.S. residency, but support for LGBT equality in i...

One Family Divided, Under Law

Steve Ralls | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

Unlike straight Americans, who have the ability to sponsor their spouse for residency, lesbian and gay couples in the same situation have few legal options for remaining together. Many are forced into exile, leaving the United States entirely.